Christmas season is a time to spread joy and love. What better way for kids to enjoy Christmas than with a little help from their local fire department.

On Sunday, Dec. 22, Sandia firefighters joined several local children at Walmart. Together, the firefighters helped the children shop for items on their wish list. Items like coats and toys to keep their bodies warm but also their hearts.

Firefighters are known to be tough men and women fighting fires and keeping the community safe.

This Christmas the Sandia firefighters decided that they needed to show their softer side.